More than 200 still without power following Saturday’s storm

Blue triangles denote 1-50 customers out; yellow 51-250 customers out; red, 250-plus customers out; and all three overlapping mean multiple outages. Red lines signify downed wires.

More than 200 Entergy customers were still without power at 1 p.m. Monday following Saturday night’s slew of rainstorms which passed through Union County, leaving reports of downed trees and wires in its path.

According to a map of outages compiled by Entergy Arkansas, 238 residences, nearly half of which are concentrated along Patterson Loop, still don’t have electricity.

The majority of the outages occurred late Saturday night and early Sunday morning when .15 of an inch of rain fell at the South Arkansas Regional Airport in El Dorado, a representative of the National Weather Service in Shreveport said.

He noted that more rain likely fell south of the city but explained that the NWS doesn’t have any devices to measure rainfall in that area.

At the storm’s peak around 1:45 a.m. Sunday more than 3,000 customers lost power, said Bill Luther, of Entergy. By Monday morning that number had been worked down to 400 outages by Entergy crews from El Dorado, Magnolia, Arkadelphia and Warren, and seven contracted crews.

He anticipates power to return to the Patterson Loop group by 6:30 p.m. with all outages resolved by 10 p.m. tonight.

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